Bangalore, 16th March 2024: Orchids The International School, one of the leading international K12 chains of schools is proud to announce that Kiran Pawar, Pan-India Head for Taekwondo at Orchids The International School has earned a professional Level-1 license, conferred upon him by the World Taekwondo Certification Course – a distinction held only by 20 other Taekwondo coaches from India.

Coach Pawar is a professional Taekwondo expert from Bangalore, Karnataka, practicing the Korean martial art for the past 22 years. He has won the Gold 8 times at the National Taekwondo Championship and the State Gold 17 times. He is also the coach of the Karnataka National Taekwondo Team for Cadet, Juniors and Senior Age categories since 2019.

After being nominated by Karnataka Taekwondo and India Taekwondo for this license and certification, Pawar, a Yoodanja (one who holds a black belt rank in Taekwondo), participated in a seminar held by World Taekwondo and wrote the exam for the official license. The holder of this license has the authority to act as a National Team Coach and is entitled to open Coaching Training centers in all the member countries of Taekwondo Union.

Talking about this milestone, Kiran Pawar, Pan-India Head for Taekwondo at Orchids The International School said, “I believe martial arts education such as Taekwondo learning is a great beneficiary for the development of the child. Children not only learn the art of the sport, but also discipline, patience and concentration that comes with the training process of the sport. With this certification, I plan to use extra building development programs with fun oriented teaching and giving the students the right training that they deserve to excel in the competitions and larger platforms.This achievement has only added more fuel to my desire to reach newer heights.”


On the success of coach Pawar, Manjula B, VP-Academics of Sports, Orchids The International School, said, “We are immensely proud to have Coach Pawar as a vital member of our team, and we hold his unwavering commitment and remarkable success in the highest regard. Coach Pawar now features in the distinguished list of Top 20 Level-1 Taekwondo Coaches from India, solidifying his standing as a true luminary in the world of sports education. Coach Pawar embodies the epitome of excellence, serving as a beacon of inspiration and mentorship for our students and community alike. With Coach Pawar leading the charge, we are poised for even greater achievements and milestones ahead.”